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Destination: Tallahassee! Alfred B. Maclay Gardens, Lofty Pursuits ice-cream & Killearn Antiques store

When my mom was visiting Tallahassee and staying here with me I decided to take her to a few of my favorite places, and one of those was the ice-cream place, Lofty Pursuits. It’s super cute, delicious, local, and it’s also attached to a toy shop. 🙂

We also visited the antique shop next door, Killearn Antiques, which I’ve been near and looked inside, but had never gone into before.

Lastly, (although in timeline-reality before we did the other two things) we went to the Alfred B. Maclay Gardens and walked around there, which was pretty awesome and will be the main focus of this post. I think the entry fee was $6 for our car (and the two of us.) There is also a recreation area but we just drove through/past that.

You can see the little lizard again there, right? He does blend in very well. I always wonder if people hold the cursor over my pictures to see the text that I write for them. Try it! Just hold your mouse arrow over the picture until a little text box appears. That’s where I do most of my writing. I really liked this park, mostly for the animals we saw (and TONS of squirrels.) However, what I did not manage to get a picture of was the rather large black banded snake we saw that came out of nowhere and quickly got away before we could snap a picture of him. Very cool.

Post by: Melissa
Photos by: Melissa

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Blackberry Pie

My dad went blackberry picking down by his office and tasked me to make some pies. Well, I made two blackberry pies. We had a pre-made pie crust, but I did make one from scratch. We kept the homemade pie and my dad took the other one to his office. 🙂

If you haven’t seen our pie crust recipe then you should go look at it now! It’s the best one we’ve found and it’s simple and pretty much foolproof.

Here’s the recipe I used for the filling. (I would recommend serving with vanilla ice-cream and a cup of milk, but you could always use frozen yogurt if you wanted to have less calories.)

Ingredients:

4 cups fresh blackberries
3/4 cup sugar
3 Tablespoons flour
Cinnamon (to taste, 1/2 Tablespoon)
1/8 teaspoon salt
a few drops of lemon juice 

Recipe:

1. Place blackberries in bowl.

2. Pour in sugar, flour, cinnamon and salt.

3. Combine by mixing with spoon.

4. Place in pie crust.

5. Dot with lemon juice.

6. Complete crust and bake the pie!

7. Enjoy!

Post by: Melissa
Photos by: Melissa